Tag: quilting

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We are always looking for quicker ways to create our quilts.  I can remember when I first started my quilting journey, making one half square triangle was a great accomplishment.  Then came two at a time, four at a time and 8 at a time. I’m in the process of updating one of my online…

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2 weeks before Christmas  back in 202I decided to write a Christmas story for my grandsons, who were staying from the 21st. Aged 6 and 4 I couldn’t find a story I thought they would like, a story that had a few more words and less pictures to the page. So I decide to write…

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Plastic clips have been around for some years now. I find them particularly useful for holding my binding over when sewing it down by hand so when Clover were kind enough to send me a set of their Wonder Clips to try out, I was keen to have a play with them. Clover Wonder Clips…

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Quilting for charitable causes has become quite a thing these days .. the local sewing group I go to, Our Quilty Pleasures, has supported a number of charities over the years and we have recently been fortunate to receive a substantial amount of money to support our future efforts.  Generally, we sew for local causes…

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It’s was purely by coincidence that my new pattern and class, You Touched My Heart, was ready for release in National Pet Month.  Everyone that has a pet will know how much they become a part of your life, and no matter how hard you try, they fill a big space in your heart. This…

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Do you ever get to that moment when you’ve finished piecing a quilt top and get a little bit daunted by the next stage – the quilting? When quilting, I sometimes quilt by domestic machine, using both the walking foot (which I think is very underestimated) and free motion options. I also love quilting by…

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You have been thinking about starting a hobby during lockdown maybe, searched through endless Facebook pages and suddenly you jump into UK Quilters United. WOW . what a different world to discover. What a plethora of new things to learn, words to understand, techniques to discover and more. It’s mind-blowing. But, remember, we all started…

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I’m usually on UKQU designing Mystery Quilts, but I felt the need to tell you all about a recent personal make…….. Memory Quilt – indeed it is………Quite an experience to say the least…. What have I learned from this though?……. well I’ve always been a bit ambivalent where memory quilts were concerned. I know they…

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Note: You might see some terms that you don’t understand – you can find explanations by referring to this blog:  https://ukqu.co.uk/hints-and-tips-terms-used-in-patchwork-and-quilting/ This blog relates to general patchwork / quilting. Any recommendations for specific products are items I use – I have no affiliation to any of the companies mentioned. How did I get into this?…

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Like most this year my family had some celebrations planned. My son’s 18th in the first lockdown, our Silver Wedding anniversary in July and then, my own big 5 0 in the second lockdown. This time last year I would never have believed we would be putting off big celebrations until 2021. The advantage is…

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As we close the doors on one of the strangest of times in anyone’s memory we should face forward and step into the New Year. With a rapidly moving climate out there, it’s hard to know how we will celebrate things in 2021, but what we can do is look as some of the things…

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I think this year,more than any other, has highlighted the need of community.  Whatever we are going through, or whatever we are facing, it is always so much better when we have the support of a community.  One of the great things that has come from 2020 is finding the value of an online community.…